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14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that
they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers 15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be 26 ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and rain bab17 blings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat 18 as doth a 1 canker : of whom is Hymenæus and Philetus ; who concerning the
truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the
faith of some. 19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth o sure, having this seal, The
Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name 20 of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of
gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some 21 to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a ressel
unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every
good work. 22 Flee also youthful lusts : but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with 23 them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But foolish and unlearned 24 questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the 25 Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, * patient, in
meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will 26 give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; and that they may
recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are 5 taken captive by
him at his will. 3
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men
shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, dis2, 3 obedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers
4 6 false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, 5 heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form 6 of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this
sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with 7 sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the 8 knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do
these also resist the truth : men of corrupt minds, 7 reprobate concerning the 9 faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all
men, as theirs also was.
But 6 thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long11 suffering, charity, patience, persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at
Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured; but out of them 12 all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus 13 shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse,
deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured 15 of, knowing, of whom thou hast learned them; and that from a child thou hast
known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation 16 through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of
God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in 17 righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, 9 throughly furnished unto
all good works. 4 1 charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ
, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; preach the 2 word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all 3 longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure
sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, 4 having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and 5 shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do
the work of an evangelist, 10 make full proof of thy ministry. 6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand : 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord 1 Or, gangrene. 5 Gr. takon alive. 8 Or, thou hast been a diligent follower of. 2 Or, steady. 6 Or, malebates.
9 Or, perfected, 3 Or, forbearing 7 Or, of no judgment. 10 Or, fwfil. 4 Gr. atale.
the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
DO thy diligence to come shortly unto me: for Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to 11 Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring 12 him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry. And Tychicus have 13 I sent to Ephesus. The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou
comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments. 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according 15 to his works: of whom be thou ware also ; for he hath greatly withstood lour
words. 16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray 17 God that it may not be laid to their charge. Notwithstanding the Lord stood
with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known,
and that all the Gentiles might hear: 'and I was delivered out of the mouth of 18 the lion. And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will pre
serve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever.
Amen. 19, 20
Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. Erastus abode 21 at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick. Do thy diligence to come before winter.
Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the
of the Ephesians, was written from Rome, when Paul was brought before
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faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godli. 2 ness; 9 in hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the 3 world began; but hath in due times manifested his word through preaching,
which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Sa4 viour; to Titus, mine own son after the common faith : Grace, mercy, and peace,
from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour. 5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things 6 that are + wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee : if
any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused 7 of riot, or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not
selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy 8 lucre; but a lover of hospitality, a lover of 5 good men, sober, just, holy, tem9 perate ; holding fast the faithful word 6 as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the 11 circumcision : whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teach
| Or, our preachings.
4 Or, left undone.
12 ing things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. One of themselves,
even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slo* 13 bellies. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may 14 be sound in the faith ; not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of 15 men, that turn from the truth. Unto the pure all things are pure : but unto
them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and 16 conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they
dény him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work
I reprobate. 2
But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine : that the aged mes be ® sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged 3 women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh Sholiness, Dot false 4 accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may
teach the young women to be 5 sober, to love their husbands, to love their child 5 dren, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own bus 6 bands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Young men likewise exbort 7 to be 6 sober minded. In all things showing thyself a pattern of good woršs : 8 in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech, that cannot
be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
Erhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please ther well 10 in all things; not 7 answering again; not purloining, but showing all good f.
delity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things 11, 12
For the grace of God 8 that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberiy, 13 righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed bope,
and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ 14 who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify 15 unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak,
and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. 3
Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magis
trates, to be ready to every good work, to speak evil of no man, to be no brawl. 2, 3 ers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men. ' For we ourselves also
were sometime foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his merey
he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Gbost; 6,7 which he shed on us 10 abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that
being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. 9 These things are good and profitable unto men. But avoid foolish questions,
and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are un10 profitable and vain. A man that is an heretic, after the first and second adma 11 nition reject; knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being
condemned of himself. 12 WHEN I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come 13 unto me to Nicopolis : for I have determined there to winter. Bring Zenas the
lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto 14 them. And let ours also learn to ll maintain good works for necessary uses, 15 that they be not unfruitful. All that are with me salute thee. Greet thein that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen. It was written to Titus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Cre
tians, from Nicopolis of Macedonia.
1 Or, void of judgment.
7 Or, gainsaying.
1 PAUL a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon
our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer, and to our beloved Apphia, and Ar2,3 chippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in thy house : Grace to you, and
peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; 6 that the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging 7 of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. For we have great joy
and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which 9 is convenient, yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as 10 Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. I beseech thee for my 11 son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds : which in time past was to 12 thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: whom I have sent 13 again : thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels : whom I would
have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in 14 the bonds of the Gospel : but without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy 15 benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly. For perhaps he 16 therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever; not
pow as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but 17 how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord ? If thou count 18 me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. If he hath wronged thee, or 19 oweth thee aught, put that on mine account. I Paul have written it with mine
own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me 20 even thine own self besides. Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord : 21 refresh my bowels in the Lord. Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote 22 unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say. But withal pre
pare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.
There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus; Marcus, 25 Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
Written from Rome to Philemon, by Onesimus a servant.
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the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, 2 whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and
upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged
4 our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high ; being made so
much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excel
lent name than they. 5 For unto which of the angels said
he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be 6 to me a Son? ' And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the 7 world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels 8 he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But
unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of 9 % righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness,
and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the 10 oil of gladness above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid
the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands : 11 they shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a gar12 ment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but
thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. 13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until 14 I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent
forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation. 2 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have 2 angels was stedfást, and every transgression and disobedience received a just re 3 compence of reward; how shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which
at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them 4 that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders,
and with divers miracles, and “gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own
will? 5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof 6 we speak. But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou 7 art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou madest
him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, 8 and didst set him over the works of thy hands: thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left
nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put 9 under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels
7 for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace 10 of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all
things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for 12 which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying, I will declare thy
name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. 13 And again, I'will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children 14 which God hath given me.. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of
flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through 15 death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and
deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bond16 age. For verily 8 he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on kim 17 the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like
unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things 18 pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in
that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are
tempted. 3 WHEREFORE, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider
the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; who was faithful 2 to him that I appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he
1 Or, When he bringeth again.
6 Or, a little while inferior to.
of Abraham he taketh hold.